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candidate has everybody buzzing. news broke out today that anna wintour, the glamorous and formidable editor of "vogue" is in the running to be president obama's next ambassador to france or to britain. she helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election. so what might happen when high fashion meets high-wire diplomacy? abc's david wright. >> reporter: she's a woman renowned for exquisite taste and withering looks. the inspiration for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what your -- >> no, no, that wasn't a question. >> reporter: a portrayal anna wintour may not have enjoyed, but she told barbara walters she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> well, i'm a very decisive person, so if meryl seemed somewhat strong, i respect that. >> reporter: she is the single most powerful woman in the fashion industry. her influence felt not just on the runway but in the shopping malls too. as the documentary "the september issue" revealed, the editor of "vogue" doesn't mince words.
be a good thing, and french fashion used to cut it, but does anna wintour really thing that today. her nickname is nuclear wintour. that's what they called her. she should be the ambassador to china or russia. that's much better for her. >> she probably thinks you're sarcastic. >> she makes a lot of money for the president. the president obviously did well on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen
in republican and democratic white houses. can you imagine anna wintour as ambassador. it would bring a lot of pizazz and style to either of those embassies. >> that's the kind of person who has gotten one of those two slots, typically go to big contributors and people of some prominence and with a social relationship with the president as much as a professional one. so i wouldn't be surprised if she got it. she was extraordinarily involved as you in not just of generic fund-raising for the president but high visibility fund-raising in a city here in new york where some of the money the president had counted on and got in 2008 from wall street, for instance, was not as available to him as it was four years ago. having anna wintour and her community give money was a big deal. i wouldn't be the least bit surprised if she got one of those slots. >> and, in fact, she is this long-time editor and extraordinary person in the great supporters of the metropolitan museum of art, the costume collection and a bill philanthropist as well. and -- >> she's a serious person and she's got great eyebrows. >
's just sad. >>> let's move on here to anna wintour, editor in chief of vogue. add the title of ambassador to her name? president obama is considering pointing her as ambassador to either briton or france. it would be the president's way of thanking her for raising a lot of money for his re-election. >> i'm no expert on anna wintour, but i have seen the devil wears prada. that does not reflect diplomacy, to me. when i see that movie, i don't think -- >> did you watch the end? >> could play nice to the president of france. the people like ron will go to work on her staff that have to worry about this. >> would she consider that a promotion or demotion? >> she runs vogue, so that would be a demotion. >> exactly right. i think it would be a step down. >> those are both very important posts. they actually matter. the people who occupy those posts don't just do social stuff. they do a lot of real, hard work. it would be interesting to see if she's appointed. >>> students at this one elementary school in atlanta now attending class in a different building this morning. there was a carbon monoxid
is great about america. stuart: it's bananas, not bananas. >> okay. stuart: are you an anna wintour or something? >> oh, great. stuart: last point. charles: a book called the time machine, you go fast forward in history the people who had no responsibilities forgot how to do everything -- the lack of accountability cuts across all of this stuff. nike puts out a $200 sneaker and it is nike's fault that people run over security guards and kill them for these sneakers. i think you can campaign. it can't be someone worth 300 million whose father was a millionaire. someone can get this message across. it was done before. if it's not done, we're all going to sink. stuart: excellent stuff. mark steyn would you come back and visit us? you're the christmas carol guy, aren't you? that music we played earlier. >> yeah, yeah. it used to be that my political commentary had to subsidize my music career. but since november 6th my music career has to subsidize my political commentary. >> thank you very much. stuart: now one city wants to prevent you from eating in your car. is there no end on how f
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